Palodex Group Oy is an export company for health technology. The company was founded in 1964 to manufacture and commercialize a panoramic radiography imaging method that was a revolutionary invention of its time. Based on his invention, Professor Yrjö V. Paatero built the first functional device as early as 1964, and after several improved prototypes and continued product development in collaboration with Mr. Timo Nieminen, M.Sc. (Tech.). A device named ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH® was born to conquer the world.

Today Palodex Group designs, manufactures, sells and markets high-quality devices and solutions for dentomaxillofacial, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and head and neck imaging for a demanding global customer base. Despite being part of the US based Danaher Corporation, our roots are deeply seated in Finland where we have a long history and strong know-how.

Palodex Group Oy’s headquarters are located in Tuusula, Finland. Our modern manufacturing facility is the largest high-level know-how unit specializing in manufacturing dental, craniomaxillofacial and ENT  imaging devices in the world. We have approximately 400 imaging professionals in our service. Our operations are guided by the philosophy of continuous improvement. We have applied Lean practices throughout the 2000s, and currently we are one of Finland’s leading Lean pioneers and benchmark businesses. In addition to manufacturing, we have a large product development department with modern and agile product development methods.

Our customer pool consists of healthcare professionals, such as dentists, oral surgeons, radiologists, ear, nose and throat specialists, and X-ray nurses. Well-designed devices are not compromises but they fulfil every user’s high expectations. We continue to collaborate with professionals in the field to include user experience and feedback into our product development as effectively as possible.

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We are the largest privately-owned employer in the town of Tuusula, and when counting the number of manufactured units, the largest manufacturer of panoramic X-ray imaging devices in the world. In 2010 - 2014 our manufacturing facility expanded its production by nearly 50% and its staff by 20%.

In our work community, everyone is the expert of his or her own field. We value skills, experience, common sense and continuous improvement. We get educated and we educate our organisation to challenge ourselves to make things even better. We nurture our employees locally but we also make it possible to expand the development globally.

We offer challenging opportunities for skilled people from many different fields, and as our organisation continues to develop and expand, we are also able offer different career prospects.

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Our imaging devices and solutions represent excellence in know-how and the sharpest edge of health technology. Palodex brands, INSTRUMENTARIUM DENTAL™ and SOREDEX®, have been valued by professionals for decades. Each brand offers reliable high-quality solutions for dental, maxillofacial and head and neck imaging needs.

In addition to digital and analogue panoramic imaging devices, we manufacture cephalostats, intraoral X-ray units, digital intraoral sensors, imaging plate readers, software solutions and cone-beam computed tomography devices for 3D images representing the latest imaging technology. 

Our operations are primarily international as 99% of our turnover originates outside Finland. Our products are exported to over 90 countries and to every continent through our dealer reseller network. In 2013, our turnover totalled €134M. We are committed to maintaining the highest customer satisfaction throughout the life cycle of our products – in every corner of the world. Therefore the continuous education of our distributor network is a central part of our business. Thanks to our skilled and service-oriented dealers, any installations, user education and technical support can be provided locally, close to the end-user, as far as only possible.

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Palodex brands are known as pioneers of our own industry, and we are confident of continuing to win over our customers’ trust by offering them high-quality imaging solutions.

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Imaging solutions for professionals

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Instrumentarium Dental


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Quality and Environment 

Palodex Group is committed at all levels of its business activities to ensure customer satisfaction with the products and services. The basic requirement for our business is that we comply with any laws that apply to the quality, safety and functionality of Palodex Group’s products in any part of the world where our products and services are offered. We continue to develop our quality assurance system and we strive to recognise the effect of our own actions in quality development.

Our quality assurance complies with ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 13485 (CMDCAS) standards, and with the laws and requirements in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Brazil. Our products are approved and registered globally. The testing and monitoring of our products is always performed adhering to the standards. Our operations are monitored and audited by authorities and facilities for healthcare product technology around the world.

Palodex Group is committed to conducting its business in an environmentally-responsible way complying with all applicable regulations for environment, health and safety, and by furthering and protecting the health and safety of our business partners, customers and local community members everywhere in the world.

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  • Nahkelantie 160
  • POBox 20
  • FI-04300 Tuusula
  • Finland
  • Tel. +358 10 270 2000
  • Fax +358 10 270 2230